Calendar Picture No 4 (March) is “Dysart Harbour”, an acrylic painting by Terry Thomson. Picture No 5 (April) is “Sunshine After the Rain” also in acrylic by Jen Manson. Calendars are currently on sale at the club and in the Gallery in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre.
Calendar Picture No 2 (January) is “Pittencrieff House in winter”, a pastel painting by Freda Danby. Picture No 3 (February) is “Dunfermline Abbey” in coloured pencil by Doreen Dewar. Calendars are currently on sale at the club and in the Gallery in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre.
Two artists from Dunfermline Art Club, Ann Marie Irvine and Robbie Peterson have collaborated with local author Caroline Copeland in producing the illustrations for her newly published book “Peacocks in the Glen Again”. The background story to the book and how it came about is featured in an interesting article from the Dunfermline Press which you can read via the highlighted link. Congratulations and very well done to all concerned. The illustration shown is extracted from Caroline’s Twitter page.
The Dunfermline Art Club Calendar for 2016 in now in production in-house. The thirteen paintings with the theme “Fife” were chosen by a vote of members on the evening of the club AGM last month. We will be featuring each of these paintings on the website over the coming weeks. The calendar is on sale now at the club premises priced £6
At the conclusion of the AGM onTuesday 18th August, members will be invited to vote for a selection of paintings to feature in the proposed Club Calendar for 2016, the theme for which is “Fife”. Photographs of all 33 entries will be on display in the club for members to view and each member will receive a voting slip on which they will select the 13 pictures which they think should be included in the calendar (one for each month plus one cover picture). Although there are 17 different artists (resulting in some having more than one entry) only their entry having the most votes will be considered for the calendar. i.e. No artist will feature on more than one calendar month. The 13 pictures gaining the most votes will feature prominently in the calendar and all the other entries will be included as thumbnails.
The Jess Burns Memorial Prize is awarded each year to the Dunfermline Art Club artist whose work had been voted favourite painting by the general public during the clubs Annual Exhibition. The award comes with a £50 voucher for art materials. We are pleased to announce that the winner for 2015 is Ken Young for his watercolour painting “Tram Stop” (shown below). Congratulations to Ken on his well deserved success.
Doreen Dewar’s painting “My Best Friend” was Runner up and “Poppy Cluster” by Ann Clark was voted in third place. The total number of votes cast was 192 and a comprehensive list of these will be posted in the club.
Previous winners of the award were:
2014 Ian Roberts “Over the Top”
2013 Ken Young “Lothian Road”
2012 Peter Atherton and Jane Ferguson (Joint) “This’ll be the Day” & Untitled
2011 George Aitken “Crail”
2010 Vi Morris and Robert Walker (Joint) “Distant Harbour” & “Winter Sunset – Welcome Home”
2009 Nancy Taylor “Dunfermline Abbey at Night”
2008 Anne Hill “Dunfermline Abbey”
Why not check out Dunfermline Art Club’s Facebook Page where you will find regular updates between now and the start of the club’s Annual Exhibition featuring previews of some of the paintings which will be on show. The exhibition begins on Tuesday 16th June in the area outside Debenham’s in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. The Facebook button on the website header above will take you straight to the page.
Club member Ken Young has had two works (Old Pier and Wellington Street) selected to appear in Paisley Art Institute’s 127th Art Exhibition. This prestigious exhibition will feature works from over 500 contemporary artists from home and overseas. The exhibition will be held in Paisley Museum and Art Galleries from 23rd May through 28th June. Congratulations Ken.
Art and Design Studies Students at Edinburgh College of Art will shortly be holding their Spring Exhibition in the College’s Sculpture Court from 11th through 17th April. Among the exhibitors is Melissa O’Gorman from Dunfermline Art Club who is exhibiting a piece of work called ‘A Different View’. (shown below)
The exhibition venue is The Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh from 11 – 17 April 2015